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Rizwan Masood, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Part Time)
Otolaryngology
CHP 204M 1540 Alcazar Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7315

Publications

Sharma GK, Dhillon VK, Masood R, Maceri DR. Overexpression of EphB4, EphrinB2, and epidermal growth factor receptor in papillary thyroid carcinoma: A pilot study. Head Neck. 2015 Jul; 37(7):964-9. View in: PubMed

Arjomandi H, Gilde J, Zhu S, Delaney S, Hochstim C, Mazhar K, Wrobel B, Markarian A, Masood R, Rice D. Relationship of eosinophils and plasma cells to biofilm in chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):e85-90. View in: PubMed

Cao C, Chen Y, Masood R, Sinha UK, Kobielak A. a-Catulin Marks the Invasion Front of Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Is Important for Tumor Cell Metastasis. Mol Cancer Res. 2012 Jul; 10(7):892-903. View in: PubMed

Masood R, Roy I, Zu S, Hochstim C, Yong KT, Law WC, Ding H, Sinha UK, Prasad PN. Gold nanorod-sphingosine kinase siRNA nanocomplexes: a novel therapeutic tool for potent radiosensitization of head and neck cancer. Integr Biol (Camb). 2012 Feb 1; 4(2):132-41. View in: PubMed

Russell SM, Lechner MG, Gong L, Megiel C, Liebertz DJ, Masood R, Correa AJ, Han J, Puri RK, Sinha UK, Epstein AL. USC-HN2, a new model cell line for recurrent oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma with immunosuppressive characteristics. Oral Oncol. 2011 Sep; 47(9):810-7. View in: PubMed

Korostoff A, Reder L, Masood R, Sinha UK. The role of salivary cytokine biomarkers in tongue cancer invasion and mortality. Oral Oncol. 2011 Apr; 47(4):282-7. View in: PubMed

Sinha UK, Schorn VJ, Hochstim C, Chinn SB, Zhu S, Masood R. Increased radiation sensitivity of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with sphingosine kinase 1 inhibition. Head Neck. 2011 Feb; 33(2):178-88. View in: PubMed

Hochstim CJ, Masood R, Rice DH. Biofilm and persistent inflammation in endoscopic sinus surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Nov; 143(5):697-8. View in: PubMed

Hochstim CJ, Choi JY, Lowe D, Masood R, Rice DH. Biofilm detection with hematoxylin-eosin staining. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 May; 136(5):453-6. View in: PubMed

Liebertz DJ, Lechner MG, Masood R, Sinha UK, Han J, Puri RK, Correa AJ, Epstein AL. Establishment and characterization of a novel head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell line USC-HN1. Head Neck Oncol. 2010; 2:5. View in: PubMed

Yavrouian EJ, Sinha UK, Rice DH, Salam MT, Gill PS, Masood R. The significance of EphB4 and EphrinB2 expression and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Sep; 134(9):985-91. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Gill PS, Salam MT, Nieters A, Masood R, Cockburn MG, Gauderman WJ, Martínez-Maza O, Nathwani BN, Pike MC, Van Den Berg DJ, Hamilton AS, Deapen DM, Mack TM. Interleukin-2, interleukin-12, and interferon-gamma levels and risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2008 Apr 1; 111(7):3377-82. View in: PubMed

Sinha UK, Mazhar K, Chinn SB, Dhillon VK, Liu L, Masood R, Rice DH, Gill PS. The association between elevated EphB4 expression, smoking status, and advanced-stage disease in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Oct; 132(10):1053-9. View in: PubMed

Masood R, Kumar SR, Sinha UK, Crowe DL, Krasnoperov V, Reddy RK, Zozulya S, Singh J, Xia G, Broek D, Schönthal AH, Gill PS. EphB4 provides survival advantage to squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Int J Cancer. 2006 Sep 15; 119(6):1236-48. View in: PubMed

Levine AM, Tulpule A, Quinn DI, Gorospe G, Smith DL, Hornor L, Boswell WD, Espina BM, Groshen SG, Masood R, Gill PS. Phase I study of antisense oligonucleotide against vascular endothelial growth factor: decrease in plasma vascular endothelial growth factor with potential clinical efficacy. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Apr 10; 24(11):1712-9. View in: PubMed

Xia G, Kumar SR, Hawes D, Cai J, Hassanieh L, Groshen S, Zhu S, Masood R, Quinn DI, Broek D, Stein JP, Gill PS. Expression and significance of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 in bladder cancer. J Urol. 2006 Apr; 175(4):1245-52. View in: PubMed

Xia G, Kumar SR, Masood R, Koss M, Templeman C, Quinn D, Zhu S, Reddy R, Krasnoperov V, Gill PS. Up-regulation of EphB4 in mesothelioma and its biological significance. Clin Cancer Res. 2005 Jun 15; 11(12):4305-15. View in: PubMed

Xia G, Kumar SR, Masood R, Zhu S, Reddy R, Krasnoperov V, Quinn DI, Henshall SM, Sutherland RL, Pinski JK, Daneshmand S, Buscarini M, Stein JP, Zhong C, Broek D, Roy-Burman P, Gill PS. EphB4 expression and biological significance in prostate cancer. Cancer Res. 2005 Jun 1; 65(11):4623-32. View in: PubMed

Hotz HG, Hines OJ, Masood R, Hotz B, Foitzik T, Buhr HJ, Gill PS, Reber HA. VEGF antisense therapy inhibits tumor growth and improves survival in experimental pancreatic cancer. Surgery. 2005 Feb; 137(2):192-9. View in: PubMed

Masood R, Xia G, Smith DL, Scalia P, Still JG, Tulpule A, Gill PS. Ephrin B2 expression in Kaposi sarcoma is induced by human herpesvirus type 8: phenotype switch from venous to arterial endothelium. Blood. 2005 Feb 1; 105(3):1310-8. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Diaz-Sanchez D, James Gauderman W, Zadnick J, Cockburn MG, Gill PS, Masood R, Hamilton AS, Jyrala M, Mack TM. Th1 and Th2 cytokines and IgE levels in identical twins with varying levels of cigarette consumption. J Clin Immunol. 2004 Nov; 24(6):617-22. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Gill PS, Ingles SA, Masood R, Martínez-Maza O, Cockburn MG, Gauderman WJ, Pike MC, Bernstein L, Nathwani BN, Salam MT, Danley KL, Wang W, Gage J, Gundell-Miller S, Mack TM. IL-6 levels and genotype are associated with risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2004 Apr 15; 103(8):3216-21. View in: PubMed

Sinha UK, Kundra A, Scalia P, Smith DL, Parsa B, Masood R, Gill PS. Expression of EphB4 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2003 Nov; 82(11):866, 869-70, 887. View in: PubMed

Smith DL, Cai J, Zhu S, Wei W, Fukumoto J, Sharma S, Masood R, Gill PS. Natural killer cell cytolytic activity is necessary for in vivo antitumor activity of the dipeptide L-glutamyl-L-tryptophan. Int J Cancer. 2003 Sep 10; 106(4):528-33. View in: PubMed

Masood R, Kundra A, Zhu S, Xia G, Scalia P, Smith DL, Gill PS. Malignant mesothelioma growth inhibition by agents that target the VEGF and VEGF-C autocrine loops. Int J Cancer. 2003 May 1; 104(5):603-10. View in: PubMed

Hotz HG, Gill PS, Masood R, Hotz B, Buhr HJ, Foitzik T, Hines OJ, Reber HA. Specific targeting of tumor vasculature by diphtheria toxin-vascular endothelial growth factor fusion protein reduces angiogenesis and growth of pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2002 Mar-Apr; 6(2):159-66; discussion 166. View in: PubMed

Masood R, Cesarman E, Smith DL, Gill PS, Flore O. Human herpesvirus-8-transformed endothelial cells have functionally activated vascular endothelial growth factor/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor. Am J Pathol. 2002 Jan; 160(1):23-9. View in: PubMed

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